Tag Archives: peace

Deep silence

A car not in use is completely off. Likewise, the off-duty mind is completely silent. Things happen and we think, but between experiences? Deep silence. No thought. That, anyway, is how we’re designed.

The sound and the fury

If everything happens as it must, where’s the sense in saying, “This should never have happened.”? Or: “This is unacceptable!” The word heaps of politics and religion may be understood as reaction formations whereby opposing tendencies are exaggerated and vilified. Ego needs its enemies.

Unlisted

“Only the necessary is good,” said the coal-eyed sage and seller of sundries. The mind salutes this statement with a split list of essentials and non-essentials. But that’s not what Nisargadatta was pointing to. His reference was to the necessity of a quiet mind.